National Nurses Week
“We take pride in the fact that the public has rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years. Our commitment to protecting, promoting, and improving health care for all is well recognized, and we serve the public in a wide range of roles and work settings. Therefore, it is only fitting that we take one week each year to celebrate our profession and the vital roles nurses play in health care.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It features a host of events across the U.S. to honor nurses for the work they do, and educates the public about nurses’ role in health care.
While the first National Nurses Week was celebrated in 1954 – the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s famous mission to the Crimea – it wasn’t until President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that May 6th would henceforth be National Nurses Day that the annual celebration of nurses’ efforts would be nationally recognized.” ~ American Nurses Association>
Celebrating National Nurses Week at Care4You
Care4You is honored to feature Dr. Norman Chien, MD, CMD in our Professional Spotlight. His dedication to his patients in providing quality care is very well respected. Thank you so much Dr Chien, for your devotion to serve everyone who comes to you in need of your assistance!
Dr. Norman T. Chien, MD, CMD
Dr Chien is committed to each and every one of his members.
An Internist who specializes in geriatric medicine, Dr. Chien is a compassionate clinician in the Pasadena area ever since he finished his fellowship training in St. Louis University Hospital. He serves as part of the faculty staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he received the Zeilstra Physician-Patient Communication Award in 2004. His extended experience in taking care of patients from hospital to long-term care facility has deepened his belief in a holistic approach to wellness.
He finds outdoor activities like hiking, camping and skiing, invigorating and inspiring!
See Dr. Chien’s Signature MD website here>
Care4You is honored to feature Huntington Geriatric Medical Group as our Community Partner! The commitment and dedication to provide excellent care to those who seek their services makes them so very special! Thank you for all that you do in your endeavors to show your professional and very thoughtful spirit!
Huntington Geriatric Medical Group
Huntington Geriatric Medical Group is the premiere resource for seniors in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley Area for comprehensive medical care. With the ability to provide care in the patient’s own home, to caring for patients in all other traditional clinical settings, their dedicated, compassionate providers are available and on call-24 hrs a day for their patients.
Huntington Geriatric Medical Group is a health care organization dedicated to providing high-quality, timely and creative health care for all their patients. Their success depends upon all personnel committing to the groups desire to place the patient’s needs first. They will achieve this by developing teamwork, mutual respect and the skills of all the groups personnel and health care providers. They are committed to the long-term continuity of this Medical Group through consistent growth, sensitivity to quality of life and Peace with Every Step Forward – Confident & Supported.
Please visit the Huntington Geriatric Medical Group website here>
As we get older we can all have concerns about our health, which can range from nutritional health, to caregiver information, to exercise and more. Knowledge is power, whether we are caring for an elderly loved one or the concern is for ourselves in trying to go into our golden years as healthy as we can be.
National Institute on Aging
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute seeks to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life.
In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
The Institute’s mission is to:
- Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging.
- Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging.
- Provide research resources.
- Disseminate information about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community, among a variety of audiences.
Take a look at some of the different topics offered by the NIA: Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias, Caregiving, Cognitive Health, Exercise and Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and more here>
Steve Sciurba: Director of Community Outreach, The Kensington Sierra Madre
Care4You is so honored to have Steve Scurbia as our Professional in the Spotlight! Steve desires to build rapport and relationships effortlessly and he cares deeply about making the lives of seniors as pleasurable as possible. And because he believes the caliber of The Kensington is unmatched, Steve feels compelled to cultivate awareness in the community and he seeks to put their exceptional resources within easy reach of whoever needs them. In doing so, he affects many lives in the most wonderful ways!
With over 35 years of business development experience, Steve has worked in the following areas: Operations, Marketing, Sales Management, Recruitment and Sales Training. For the past 10 years Steve has been in the elder care industry, working for a SNF, a CCRC and currently at The Kensington, a RCFE. Personally, Steve lives in Glendora and has been married for 40 years and has 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Thank you Steve, for all that you do for so many!
See The Kensington Sierra Madre website here>
Care4You is very proud to have The Kensington Sierra Madre as our Community Partner! What a beautiful place to reside and more important is the wonderful care given to those who live there! Thank you to The Kensington Sierra Madre staff who seem to go beyond in their desire to make true their mission, “We promise to love and care for your family as we do our own.”
The Kensington is an assisted living and memory care residence located in the San Gabriel Valley in the heart of Sierra Madre. It is the realization of the vision of passionate leaders in the senior living industry.
This industrious group imagined and then developed a community that takes the assisted living model of care to a higher level in an environment of comfortable eloquence, staffed by loving professionals.
The Kensington is designed to be home for seniors who need assisted living and memory care services. They believe the comfort of familiarity is precious, so their enhanced program enables them to offer care beyond what the traditional assisted living community can deliver.
They offer a full spectrum of including clinical support, including end-of-life care. No resident needs to move out if assisted living health care needs change or increase.
For those with memory loss, the Kensington offers two levels of care in specially designed neighborhoods. Connections is for residents in the early to middle stages of memory loss.
Haven is for residents in the middle to late stages. Their multifaceted program is geared to support not only residents but also their families.
The Kensington weaves heartfelt, professional care into the everyday lives of residents. With a high degree of sensitivity, their caregivers help residents patiently with even the smallest of tasks; watch carefully for cues when they should provide more support; and retreat when appropriate so residents can remain as independent as possible. They find or create ways to help residents feel comfortable, secure, happy and dignified.
The Kensington offers a wide range of services and amenities so residents can live securely, unburdened and well attended in a beautiful community they’re pleased to call home. They want life to be as enjoyable for their residents as possible, so they assume many of the demands of daily living. This makes more room for pleasure, such as dining leisurely with family, pursuing hobbies, relaxing with a bestseller in the library or sipping cocktails each afternoon.
See The Kensington Sierra Madre website here>
From the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence:
“Successful fall prevention involves the three main strategies of: balance training and physical activity; medical management; and, environmental/home modifications. Whether you are a service provider, an interested individual, a caregiver, or an educator/researcher, remember that a combination of all three interventions are necessary to prevent falls in the home and out in the community.
Are you concerned about a family member or friend falling? Are you an informal or paid caregiver? Do you want to know more about common problems that contribute to falls, and learn about simple steps to prevent them? Do you wish to learn about assistive devices or environmental/home modifications that can reduce the risks for falling?”
Read more here>
Care4You is concerned about safety and know that we offer a Free Home Safety Evaluation in our efforts to prevent falls from occurring in and about the home!